Civic Exam

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  1. What is the Supreme Law of the Land
    The Constitution
  2. What year was the Constitution wrote?
    1787
  3. What does the Constitution do?
    • 1. Protects basic rights of Americans
    • 2. Sets up the Government
    • 3. Defines the Government
  4. What is the name given to the Founding Fathers of the Constitution
    Framers
  5. What are the 3 Branches of Government?
    • 1. Executive
    • 2. Legislative
    • 3. Judicial
  6. What is the name for the first 10 amendments?
    The Bill of Rights
  7. What is an Amendment?
    A change or an addition to the Constitution
  8. What year was the Bill of Rights ratified?
    1791
  9. What does the first Amendment entail?
    • Freedom of:
    • 1. Religion
    • 2. Press
    • 3. Petition (against unjust laws)
  10. How many Amendment does the Constitution have?
    27
  11. What year was the 27th Amendment added?
    1992
  12. What did the Declaration of Independence do?
    • Announced (the U.S. independence from Great Britain)
    • Declare (the US. independence from Great Britain)
    • States that the U.S. is free from Great Britain
  13. What date was the Declaration of Independence accepted?
    July 4, 1776
  14. What are 3 rights in the Declaration of Independence?
    • 1. Life
    • 2. Liberty
    • 3. Pursuit of Happiness
  15. What are the 2 economic systems in the United States?
    • 1. Capitalist economy
    • 2. Market economy
  16. What is the "Rule of Law"?
    • Government must obey the law
    • Leaders must obey the law
    • Everyone must follow the law
    • No one is above the law
  17. What are the 3 Branches of Government?
    • Legislative
    • Executive
    • Judicial
  18. What are 2 parts of the U.S. Congress?
    • 1. The Senate
    • 2. The House of Representatives
  19. What power does the Senate have?
    It can reject a treaty signed by the President.
  20. What power does the House of Representatives have?
    The House of Representatives can introduce a Bill that requires Americans to pay taxes.
  21. How many Senators are there?
    100 - Two from each State
  22. How many years does a U.S. Senator get elected?
    6 years
  23. What is the name of your U.S. Senator?
    Kristen Gillibrand
  24. How many voting members does the House of Represenatatives have?
    435
  25. How many years does a Representative get elected?
    2 years
  26. What is the name of Representatives that live in the districts?
    Constituents
  27. What does a U.S. Senator represent?
    All people of the State
  28. In what month do we vote for the U.S. President?
    November
  29. What number President is Barack Obama?
    44th President of the United States
  30. Who is the Vice President of the United States?
    Joe Biden - 47th Vice President
  31. If Both the President and Vice President can no longer serve, who becomes President?
    The Speaker of the House - John Boehner
  32. Who signs bills to become Laws?
    The President
  33. Who Vetoes Bills?
    The President
  34. What factors can overide the President's veto?
    If two-thirds of the House of Representative and two-thirds of the Senate vote to pass a bill
  35. Name 5 Cabinet-level positions?
    • 1. Secretary of State
    • 2. Secretary of Agriculture
    • 3. Secretary of Veterans Affairs
    • 4. Secretary of Education
    • 5. Secretary of Defense
  36. What does the judicial branch do?
    • 1. Review Laws
    • 2. Explain Laws
    • 3. Decides if a law goes against the Constitution
    • 4. Dispute Resolution
  37. How many Justices are on the Supreme Court?
    9
  38. Who is the Chief Justice of the United States?
    John Roberts
  39. Name 3 powers of the Federal Government?
    • 1. Print Money
    • 2. Create an Army
    • 3. Declare War
  40. Name 3 Powers of the State?
    • Provide Protection (Police Department)
    • Provide Safety (Fire Department)
    • Provide Schooling
  41. Who is the current New York State Govenor?
    Adrew Cuomo
  42. Name 2 responsibilities for United States citizens
    • 1. Vote
    • 2. Jury Duty
  43. What are the 6 RIGHTS for everyone living in the U.S.?
    • 1. Bear Arms
    • 2. Epressive Freedom
    • 3. Speech
    • 4. Worship
    • 5. Assemble
    • 6. Petition the Government
  44. What year did the Revolutinary War begin?
    1775
  45. What were the 13 original States?
    • 1. Connecticut
    • 2. Delaware
    • 3. Maryland
    • 4. Massachusetts
    • 5. Georgia
    • 6. North Carolina
    • 7. South Carolina
    • 8. New Hampshire
    • 9. New York
    • 10. New Jersey
    • 11. Rhode Island
    • 12. Virginia
    • 13. Pennsylvania
  46. When was the Constitution written?
    1787
  47. What are the 4 wars fought by America in the 1800's?
    • 1. War of 1812
    • 2. Mexican-American War
    • 3. Civil War
    • 4. Spanish-American War
  48. What year did Abraham Lincoln issue the "Emancipation Proclamation"?
    1863

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